Teramo bishop inaugurates Islamic cultural centre

'Hope green wall doesn't become black' like ISIS flag

(ANSA) - Teramo, February 9 - Monsignor Michele Seccia, bishop of Teramo and Atri in the region of Abruzzo, inaugurated a new Islamic cultural centre on Monday.
    Seccia indirectly referenced the black flag of ISIS in dedicating the centre, when he expressed his wish regarding "the hope the green wall doesn't become black, and you know what I mean" (referring to the ISIS flag).
    "If God is God, we can't fight in his name," Seccia said.
    The centre's 200-square-metre space is being rented from the city and took two years to restore at a cost of 10,000 euros contributed by the local Islamic community, whose members come from Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo.
    Kabri Bedri, president of the local Islamic committee, said, "Our children have been born here, we care for this country. We will be careful that no one complains of our presence".


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